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. just as the united states or president obama would not imagine to negotiate with -- >> that's a false comparison. that's a false comparison. >> that's exactly the situation. you know, where you're sitting right now, the land of israel is not occupied. the land of israel belongs to the jewish state. >> say that to the palestinians. >> that's not the point. >> the palestinians have their own land and instead of using it for a peaceful entity of their own, they're using it to shoot -- >> that's not fair. >> we want peace. believe me, i want peace more than anyone. i have no desire to go out and fight and risk myself and have my kids become orphans. that's not something we want to do. but faced with a very determined radical islamic enemy that wants to wipe us out, i'll be very clear. we're going to stand strong. we're not going to give in to any radical islamists that want to kill us. we will fight as much as necessary to protect the jewish state. >> but that kind of grandstanding, pompous statement, black and white claptrap doesn't necessarily ensure the long term safety of the state of
for the red states. >> we have the current tax rate and president obama wants to raise taxes on corporations. >> bob: on 2% of the people that should have it raised. you call it dividing the country, what is the line you use? >> kimberly: class warfare. >> bob: yeah. it's 98% versus 2%. that is class warfare; is that right? >> 1%. >> bob: 99/1. that is -- >> greg: we'll never convince you rich people are human. i get it. >> bob: look at eric. he's human. >> greg: what makes the football phenom so phenomenal? that's redundant. we'll tell you after the break. stick around. i love to eat. i love hanging out with my friends. i have a great fit with my dentures. i love kiwis. i've always had that issue with the seeds getting under my denture. super poligrip free -- it creates a seal of the dentures in my mouth. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. super poligrip free made the kiwi an enjoyable experience. [ charlie ] try zi
, extremely interesting when president obama was asked about comments from his former opponent, john mccain, who made some nasty comments about susan rice, the united states ambassador to the u.n. and she may well be the head of the state department soon. here's the president responding in a very personal way. i thought this was really a moment here. >> let me say specifically about susan rice. she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and united nations with skill and professionalism and tough theness and grace. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. and should i choose -- if i think that she would be the best person to serve america in the capacity -- the state department, then i will nominate her. that's not a determination i've made yet. >> why don't you be our u.n. interpreter right now and explain all the elements of that amazing response. it was personal, poignant, emot
. now the president obama has the gall to float the name as possible secretary of state. the name of the person who is the actual vehicle used to misinform the american people during this crisis and the dishonesty reflect individual of this is a little bit breathtaki breathtaking. >> congressman rohrabacher the president might nominate susan rice to replace secretary hillary clinton over her talking points in the attack and i spoke with congressman dana rohrabacher earlier, listen. appreciate you being with us. you said that president obama lied to the american people in the aftermath of the benghazi attacks. what are you saying he lied about and what evidence do you actually have that he lied? >> we have all kinds, and everybody in the country heard him and people speaking for him, but the president as well, talking about movie rage as being by a crowd that got out of control and killed ambassador and three other diplomatic personnel and before the united nations over and over again making reference to movie rage, and this is to everyone who was listening to the show tonight and
quote. the u.s. state department is calling it a very dangerous situation. president obama talked to the leaders of israel and egypt and we are told secretary of state clinton has been working the phones trying to muster international pressure to diffuse the situation rockets have been flying both ways. israel is aiming at terrorist targets and that's what it looks and sounds like from a distance. here it is up close during an israeli and palestinian who are in the thick of it. >> let me jump in there, mohammed. when you hear him describe the situation where he is, what goes through your mind? >> sorry. that is one thing. carry on with your question. [ indiscernible ] >> the palestinian health minister says at least 30 people have been killed in gaza, 300 wounded. many of them children and women. he says we can't independently verify those numbers. cnn's sarah sidener is reporting for us in dangerous conditions. >> we have to leave this area now because there are air strikes, and we can hear the planes and we've also seen rockets coming from a neighborhood just from the other side
have states to opt out and opposed to obama care and who have a lot of pressure to sort of appeal to constituencies to fight it and tend to be in many cases poor states and where it's most important and do you see an issue there where these states are just not going to implement the medicaid expansion? >> i think we might see a short-term issue in some states, but over time, i suspect that this will follow the same pattern of the children's health insurance program where in the beginning there's sort of slow take-up and then a program available to help vulnerable children in every state in the country. so, we might not see everyone out of the gate at the beginning, but the billions of dollars that are going to come in to the states that do expand and the incredible number of people that will be helped in each of those states is hard to turn your back on. and my own state of pennsylvania where i practice, about -- estimated about 650,000 pennsylvanians could gain insurance by the expand and it's very, very important in each and every state. >> well, doctor, let's talk about the pat
intentionally misinformed to the american people in the aftermath of this tragedy. now, president obama has the gal to name as possible secretary of state, the name of the person who is the actual vehicle used to misin form the american people during this crisis. >> cenk: really? you're concerned about somebody named rice misinforming people? how about condoleezza rice? i'm not sure susan rice was wrong about benghazi. here's john mccain saying he will do whatever it takes to block her nomination. >> is she effectively disqualified from being secretary of state? you would oppose her nomination? >> yes and we're talking filibuster do whatever you can to block it? >> yes. >> cenk: that's very strong language. when president obama was asked about that, he had strong language. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me, and i'm happy to have that discussion with them for them to go off the a u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with ben gassy and simply making a presentation on information she received and to besmirch her reputation is
. >> sean: two weeks later tdoesn't seem plausible. >> it doesn't seem possible. this is exactly the obama administration, instead of taking responsibility and stepping forward, it's divert and defend. he keeps putting it back on the intelligence community. he is the president of the united states. he sent an ambassador out there, the u.n. ambassador to say it was because of a video. the job of that ambassador and the president to is to uphold and defend the constitution of the united states, including free speech. he should have never blamed it on the video. the idea they don't know who took out the talking points-- >>> they want as a distraction, the general petraeus affair issue. now, we do know the reports that are certain documents that she shouldn't have were -- that she had available to herself and she gave gives the speech in october, saying, well, everybody knows that they were holding militia. this came up in the hearing today. they are saying that that is totally false. but maybe in light of everything that has not turned out to be true, do we need to get an answer to that? >> i
ask thu-- if in fact barack obama wants to nominate him for secretary of defense or state, will the swiftboat vets for truth come back? >> we will do the very best we can. i was contacted today, i spoke today with three people that won the congressional medal of honor, who will do the very best we can. heck, i mean, woo we have hundreds of thousands of kid who is have engagedin compat bat, in the armed forces, can you imagine them counting on john kerry to protect their back-- >>> i know with the left, they give and you your fellow veteran it's by the way, war here oh people who served their country honorably that, challenged lies he told about other vietnam vets, they use it as a pejorative. but this ad that you guys ran was very effective. >> they served their country with courage and distinction. they're the men who served with john ker nevietnam. they're his entire chain of command. most of the officers in kerry's unit, even the gunner from his own boat and the men who spent years in north vietnamese prison camps, tortured for refusing to confess what john kerry accuse
the clinton administration and i also know that she is a very close adviser to president obama. so the state department could have a lot of weight. but secretary clinton very, very beloved here at the state department, so she'll have her big shoes to fill if it is indeed susan rice. >> allyse labott, thanks so much at the state department. ♪ ♪ ♪ what if there was a new that focused less on feesy and more... on what matters? maybe your bank account is taking too much time and maybe it's costing too much money. introducing bluebird by american express and walmart. your alternative to checking and debit. it's loaded with features, not fees. because we think your money should stay where it belongs. with you. the value you expect. the service you deserve. it feels good to bluebird. get it at your local walmart. >>> when you think popular, tourist stops in new york city, you think times square, empire state building, statue of liberty, right? you can also add to that list harlem churches. here is jason carol with this week's black in america. ♪ >> reporter: the gospel choir had parishioner
is president obama on all of this? let's get right to our special guest this evening. we have former assistant secretary of state rich williamson and syndicated radio talk show host john boutzer. how much injury they inflict on hamas? i want to know if the total blowout is possible? >> yes, it is, larry. why that is critical is because egypt is involved profoundly in this problem. morici, the new le elely electe president of egypt, is in the muslim brothers. the muslim brothers and hamas are directly related. this is about egypt and the 1979 peace treaty. >> right. i'm going to get back to the whole issue of the spreading war. but i'm just real interested in the assessment, ambassador williamson, welcome back, that israel can just inflict massive, permanent damage on hamas and their alleged military. >> well, larry, first of all, i think it's really important to take a step back. we've been involved in a presidential election that sucked up the oxygen. hamas is a group that's recognized as a terrorist organization by the u.s. government, the israeli government and the european union, has incre
their population. >> egypt has reached out to president obama and the united states saying help us stop the violence there. so, ken, the united states is going to get sucked into this, regardless? >> no, i don't think the united states is going to get sucked in. they've provided weapons and air dome to prevent rockets from coming in. i think the united states is much more interested in what impact will hamas' success or failure have upon the rest of the region. here, we have to think about jordan and king abdullah's instability. i think we worry about insurgencies in general, hezbollah and hamas. hezbollah, if it felt that hamas was successful, would it start something from the north? and i think israel, over the broader perspective, is very interested in being sure that hamas is put back on its heels and not able to attack israel. that becomes very important for israel in the long run if it decides some time in the future it wants to go after iran. it would be worried about retaliation and it certainly doesn't want it from the south, which would be hamas and certainly from the north, f
and probably not the secretary of state. lou: president obama and acknowledging exactly that. the white house request. petraeus testimony creates a number of troubling questions. one, he knew immediately that he was a terrorist attack. just a few days later on the 14th of september before the intelligence committee. frankly, at least the statements and most members of that committee to examine with the white house line on an internet video, which the president himself has pointed to, disavowing that very message, that very talking point from the first 24 hours. >> clearly he has amended his statement. the first statement, you know, said that he purportedly, written and sent from cia out al qaeda was suspected. the words were changed to extremists suspected or indications of extremists. lou: he amended his statement. who is the heat? >> patraeus appears to -- the seventh from petraeus appears to be amended. what he did stay based on the news reporting is that the statement that was sent out, the riding said katie suspected. the change was indications of extremists. this goes to a larger narrat
obama didn't know. oh, and dimension the state department was watching this unfold in real time? when president obama in his absurd press conference then tried to portray himself as coming to the defense of a damsel in distress, susan rice, saying, quote, republicans should come after me. at that moment, he stumbled into a deeper and more damaging truth than he realized because republicans are rightly going after you, mr. president, because the evidence is mounting that you and your administration knowingly and willfully misled the american people on the benghazi massacre and lying to the american people, perhaps in order to get re-elected. that's a serious offense. joining me with reaction, texas congressman mike conoway, in the closed-door meeting with general petraeus and the author of a brand-new book, a host of war stories. oliver north is here. bring us inside the room. what happened today? >> general petraeus came to clarify some of the statements he made in the september 14 briefing. first, let me make sure we acknowledge the heroic activities of the military forces. we need t
it goes when we start to talk about a new secretary of state. >> all right. jackie, thank you so much. and dana and jackie, have a great week. >> thank you so much. >>> and a top republican is questioning president obama whether he knew about the general petraeus scandal before the election. house committee chair mike rogers said it is possible and said as much on "meet the press." rogers is saying that he is not entirely convinced that the president was not told before election day, because attorney general eric holder knew about the affair months ago. the white house saying that president obama was not informed until november 8th. >> questions c cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. he's, he's on my back about providing for his little girl. hey don't worry. e-trade's got a killer investing dashboard. everything is on one page. i'm watching you. oh yeah? well i'm watching you, watching him. [ male announcer ] try the e-trade 360 investing dashboard. . >>> former cia drirector genera david petraeus has hired top washington lawyer
of state. president obama may ask the vietnam veteran to replace leon panetta instead it is unlikely he will stay on for the full second term. as for the secretary of state position it is widely believed that the president will nominate susran rice. rice appeared on five different sunday talk show in the aftermath of the terrorist attack and blaming the anti-muslim video saying it was terror. >> republican congressman paul ryan breaking his silence a week after he and mitt romney lost the election wants to get to work. >> the issues we talked about sevenyears ago are what we have today. economy and debt-crisis and i worry about our military. these same problems exist and we have to find common ground to make it work. >> when asked about running on 2016. he said he was tired of presidential pilots right now. >> gas rationing in new jersey came to an end. the was put in place after gas shortages that had cars lined up for miles. governor christy said all supplies are replenished. darkness continues in long island. two weeks and no power. lifa claims that everyone who could get their power
on the crisis. joining me is the former state department spokesman p.j. raleigh. are president obama's words strong enough in his defense of israel? >> absolutely. as he said in his remarks, no country should have to tolerate a barrage of missiles that put its entire population or a substantial percentage of its population at risk. israel has a right to respond. that said, obviously, how it responds and how it is viewed in this region, a fragile rv region given the events the last couple of years is very important. israel has some difficult calculations to make going forward. >> how about in terms of how chose we are to a middle east war, and if that happens what are the chances of u.s. involvement? how might that play out? >> that's the risk. we have a growing gaza crisis, a civil war in syria next door, unquiet along the israeli/egyptian border, substantial unrest in jordan. any flare-up in one of these, has potential to spread across to the other. most importantly, you have a fragile, you know, political systems. you have countries in transition. the populations and politics are more popu
's second term. this controversy could throw a refrn in the works -- wrench in the works. president obama in burma but it may be a farewell tour for secretary of state hillary clinton. he is the odds on favorite to replace her for the united nations susan rice. he is preparing to block her because in the wake of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya she misled the nation they say playing down the al qaeda for the attack. over the weekend a debate about where her talking points came from. he knew from the get go this was a terrorist attack. >> i don't know what the democrats and white house are trying to hide. neither what any of them are saying general petraeus and grap said the intelligence community and the entirety signed off on talking points. they went to the administration and when they came back key languages were changed. >> susan rice changed the talking points provided by the intelligence community. >> susan rice would have to be confirmed by the senate. democrats still have control of the senate. it may be how the battle shapes up. if in fact susan rice is dominated. >> bac
, embracing reform, and president obama is praising the change. secretary of state hillary clinton and the president paid tribute to the country's most famous freedom fighter who, until recently, was a prisoner in her own home. school children waved american flags at the obama motorcade shouting "i love democracy!" it was an amazing scene in a country where just a few years ago saying something like that could get you thrown in jail. he also sat down with the country's first civilian leader, a symbolic nod to the government's initial moves towards reform, and he spoke about the university where 1988 student activists first rose to fight for change. >> the flickers of progress that we have seen must not be extinguished. they must be strengthened. they must become a shining north star for all this nation's people. and your success in that effort is important to the united states as well as to me. >> and he promised to continue to befriend the government's efforts at change. >> i said in my inauguration address, we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist. and over
the election, you don't like obama, that is probably true. isn't it important had a we are the united states of america? you feel a sense of obligation that we have to stay united? >> i think that is cruel irony. for people like and you that are committed to the principles of liberty and freedom as envisioned by our founders, when you look at it in the context of the governor's statement that he sees no reason to change the union, i think we're face with the reality that the union has fundamentally changed. we've got a federal government that treats states like texas as a cash cow, that has no regard for the sovereignty streets and treats us like a subdivision of the federal government. we have seen the transformation of what the union is and our organization is committed here to preserve and freedom and independence of texas. >> sean: explain constitutionally, you cite a lot of this in materials, where you see the right to do this if you get enough signatures and what would you like to happen next? >> first off, let's take it one step. the petition that is going to the white house will acco
three tax hikes. the first one would be the expiration of all of the busheir raw obama tax cuts expiration of the two percent payroll taxes and not passing the amt. the states who's taxes drive residents as much as 7,000 dollars in some cases. new jersey, maryland, connecticut and massachusetts as you can see there and a bill of 3,000 dollars washington, hawaii, colorado, kansas. >> the northeast getting hit very hard. >> is this why many people are trying to make adjustments when it comes to the travel for the holidays. >> travel spending is down. we should think about the traffic. that's not down. before the tushg key the indigestion. 30 million of us plan to drive to our thanksgiving destinations. it is up since 2007 according to aaa. when it comes to flying there will be a 1.7 percent decline about 3 million of us plan to fly to our holiday destinations. we are spending 498 bucks on thanksgiving travel that sounds like a lot but it is less than last year because of the economy. >> thanks lauren. good to see you this morning. that brings us to our brew on this question of the
states. that's a mandate. it's unthinkable that any candidate can win anywhere close to that. obama won a pretty impressive victory even without a serious third party candidate, he did not get 51% of the popular vote. he won 26 states to romney's 24 states. we'll see time after time very, very close elections. we need to rethink the negotiations of mandates and say this person won the presidency. they need to go forward with that agenda. >> what about the republicans? are they going to do a big rethink here? >> yes, and more than one. it was interesting that the republican governors happened to be meeting this week in las vegas when this news about the interesting comments that romney made to his donors that we just saw and the republican governors, bobby jindal of louisiana did not miss five seconds before they really denounced what romney was saying. the republicans have a lot of things to think about, not of which is their growing problem with hispanic voters. that is the big growing group in this country. republicans are still largely a party of white people and older white people.
on september 11th when this attack occurred. now, they all knew this was terror attack and so did our state department. david petraeus is not the only key actor in all of this. we have hillary clinton, eric holder and we have president obama. what did they know? when did they know it? injecting me now jay from law and justice and former c.i.a. covert operations officer and president of diligence llc, mike baker. welcome to hannity. what do you think. >> i think the first thing we had an october surprise in the election but we didn't find out about it until november. the situation with general petraeus while tragic for his family is not really the issue. its horrible set of events. but we had a chief c.i.a. director, chief spy for america so to speak, compromised. the attorney general of the united states knew this in september and failed to the tell the president of the united states that his c.i.a. director was being investigated by the f.b.i. i cannot imagine eric homelander would have done this. it was dereliction of duty. >> sean: he might not have done it. he may have told the presiden
the pentagon scandal and why he wants to stop president obama's choice for secretary of state. >>> and target employees are fighting back after being told they will have to open stores on thanksgiving night. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> no one should leap to any conclusions until we determine what the facts are and we will. >> the pentagon responds to a growing scandal surrounding general allen and former cia director petraeus. >> sources tell cbs news that paula broadwell the alleged mistress of david petraeus warned general john allen that jill kelly was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> president obama will hold a news conference today since being re-elected and it's expected he'll talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> the american people want action. >> the only thing standing between success and failure is presidential leadership. >> three people have died in central italy has people are affected by widespread flooding. >> the man who accused a
house asking that certain states be allowed to secede from the union now that president obama has been re-elected. texas was the leader of the pack with one petition counting 70,000 signatures by yesterday afternoon. jon stewart weighed in. >> i think i can best express how i feel about these states and people in the words of the great william wonka. stm. >> stop. don't. come back. [ cheers and applause ] >> at least now i'm beginning to understand why southern states were so hesitant to get rid of the confederate flag. it's like keeping your fat pants after you lose some weight. you're happy for now with the new you, but pretty soon you're going to need those fat pants again! pizza! oh, demino's in staten island. >> then there's the issue of the latino vote which many republicans say they need if they have any hope of winning back the white house. listen to brian fisher, spokesman for conservative american family association they call themselves and you realize why the gop's problems with latinos run very deep. wait until you hear this guy. >> hispanics are not democrats, don't vote d
of state, hillary clinton. a short while ago, president obama and hillary clinton had gone to her house. president obama bowed and shook her hand and hillary clinton gave her a huge hug. in the speech, president obama quoted her focusing especially on citizens in myanmar, as well as across asia, saying that fighting fear was really the key to success, economic and political development, and she really is an icon of that. president obama also talked more about reforms, press freedom, land ownership, the rule of law, the release of political prisoners, as well as the freedom there to worship. he said america will support you every step of the way, as you pursue democracy and economic development. he added too, growth can only be created if corruption is left behind. again, live pictures as you can see, president obama and hillary clinton leaving the room and she really is an icon in this country after having spent years under house arrest and now is the leader of the opposition. president obama too focused a little on his own personal history saying my own country taught me the power of d
of people do. an online petition to ask texas to withdraw from the united states following president obama's re-election has more than 100,000 signatures. it appears on a section of the white house website called we the people and cites economic difficulties due to the federal government's inability to cut spending. supporters suggest that sus session would protect texans standard of living and resecure their rights and liberties. the leader of the movement tells politico that mr. obama's re-election is what he called a cat liezing moment for his group's efforts to leave the united states. he insists "this is not a reaction to person but policy." and what they see is a federal government disconnected from its constituents. really? so far no response from the white house. even though the number of signatures far surpasses the 25,000 needed for a white house response. for his part, governor perry says he believes in the greatness of our union and nothing should be done to change it although he says he shares the frustrations a lot of americans have with the federal government. texas is ameri
>>> president obama will nominate susan rice as secretary of state. >> nope, he will back down. >> he won't back down. >> he will back down and not nominate her. >> he will
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political panel what the president will have to compromise on to avoid the fiscal cliff. and president obama fiercely defends his u.n. ambassador today after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination for secretary of state. rand paul joins us. rand paul joins us. let's go "outfront." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com "outfront" tonight, we have late breaking developments in the petraeus scandal. first, we are just learning the name of the fbi agent who helped start the investigation that eventually led to the resignation of the nation's top spy. the name of the agent is frederick w. humphries ii. he's 47 years old. he was the investigator who first learned of a complaint from jill kelley that she received harassing e-mails. the government has taken away for now, the top security clearance of paula broadwell, the former mistress of david petraeus. this is after investigators found substantial classified information on her computer and the glaering question tonight is did broadwell's relationship with david petraeus give her access to these classified documents? "outfront" toni
, gifts to minorities were not the reason that president obama won the white state of new hampshire, the largely white state of iowa. it's not why he won the hometown of paul ryan, janesville, wisconsin. so there's just a factual issue. but third and biggest, and this is where you heard the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, installed yesterday as the chairman of the republican governors association. this is where you heard him coming in, that republicans say this is a just-doesn't-get-it moment for romney. it makes republicans think that the 47% comment was no slip of the tongue. at his press conference in las vegas yesterday, governor jindal, our reporter, says became visibly agitated about this and said these comments were absolutely wrong. and they come at a time when almost every other leading republican figure is saying the party really needs to look inside itself and change karl rove. in "the wall street journal" today, it's saying the republican party needs to reverse engineer what the obama campaign did in its turnout efforts. senator john cornyn of texas, the head of the se
signed up to break away from the united states. republicans couldn't vote president obama out and secession isn't a realistic option. so they're turning to libya to try to impeach the president. i say, bring it on. the impeachment talk. the american people voted for president obama and his policies. talk of impeachment will only further unite americans around this president. they chose to lead this country. this republican outrage is fantastic. it's good for liberals. because it's only going to motivate us and it's only going to focus us not to have a rewrite of 2010 when it comes to 2014. the midterms. this is, i guess you could say there's no room for an off season in politics these days, is there? for more let's turn to michael tomasky, special correspondent for "newsweek" and the "daily beast." good to have you with us. >> serious as always. >> how serious is this? will impeachment talk backfire on republicans and help the president? what do you think? >> i think it will end up backfiring on them ultimately. you know, in the meantime, ed, this is something to take kind of
's colleague in wisconsin said mitt romney would have absolutely won the state of wisconsin if they had just had some voter i.d. laws. right? president obama won wisconsin with more than 205,000 votes. that's a lot of people to suppress in order to make a sure romney absolutely would win type situation. don't you think? one of the most outrageous post-election comments about minority voters came from the chairman of the state of maine. their republican party up there. charlie webster, he questioned the mere presence of african-american voters at the polls. >> in some parts of the state, for example, in some parts of rural maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted election day. everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in town knows anybody who's black. how did that happen? we don't know. we're going to find out. >> webster tried to explain himself to talking points memo. "when you see a lot of black people, a lot of people who are black like six or eight or ten people you think, wow, where do they live? that was my point. there's nothing about me that would be di
has more than 100,000 signatures. >> the signatures are from every state but texas. >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in washington. norah o'donnell is in new york. there is a lot to talk about after president obama's first white house news conference in eight months. it covered everything from the budget crisis to libya, to the david petraeus scandal. >> the president himself said that so much has happened lately people forget the election of just a week ago. nancy cordes covered the news conference. she's at the white house. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president came to the east room of the white house hoping to push his message on the fiscal cliff and he did but he also got pressed with a number of questions about his handling of foreign policy and national security and one question in particular got a rise out of him about his u.n. ambassador, susan rice. in his first full press conference since march president obama was asked about the criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice. his likely choice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of sta
chamber and gave a state of the union address in front of it. >> and the fourth new entitlement, obamacare, we repeal that one and finally get our balance sheet right. >> a message from pretend president romney. >> pretend president romney, ladies and gentlemen. >> up next, not the pretend managing editor of "time" magazine, rick stengel. he's here to reveal the cover of the new issue. we're going to be right back with rick stengel and more. what's next? he's going to apply testosterone to his underarm. axiron, the only underarm treatment for low t, can restore testosterone levels back to normal in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these signs and symptoms to your doctor if they occur. tell your doctor about all medical conditions and medications. do not use if you have pro
john mccain about the pentagon scandal and why he wants to stop president obama's choice for secretary of state. >>> and target employees are fighting back after being told they have to open stores on thanksgiving night. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here, until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> the pentagon responds to a growing scandal surrounding general allen and former cia director petraeus. >>> sources tell cbs news that paul wra broadwell, alleged mistress of general petraeus, warned general allen that she was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> 30,000 pages of e-mails. there is a fine line between seduction and spamming someone. >>> president obama holds his first full news conference today since being re-elected. it is expected he will talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> americans want action, not political posture. >> the only thing standing
president obama to declare a major disaster in the state following super storm sandy. the state's congressional delegation wrote the president a letter asking for a declaration. it would allow assistance from fema. in new york, a class action lawsuit has been filed against two utility companies. the long island power authority and national grid are accused of breach of contract, gross negligence and fraud for response to the power outages. the suit claims that the companies were unprepared, gross mismanagement. the lawsuit comes as tens of thousands of homes are still without power. fox's molly lyon has the story. >> we will not tolerate delays in this lawsuit. >> new york city mayor bloomberg says that seven new restoration centers will open and will offer one-stop service, providing everything from basic supplies to applications for state and federal assistance. victims will also have cesac to nyc rapid repairs, a new program which sends teams of contractors and city inspectors to affected areas to quickly repair affected mes. >> this program is crucial for homeowners until po
, to be secretary of state. >> president obama says it is important to find out exactly what happened there but it's outrageous for senator mccain or other republicans to go after miss rice, that it's the president who's responsible, that he should be the one if they want to point fingers or go after anyone. zoraida? >> dan lothian live in washington for us. thank you. >> okay. >>> new developments this morning in "the apprentice" sex scandal leading back to square one. we know the identity of the fbi agent who helped start the investigation that eventually led to the former cia director's resignation. his name is frederick humphries ii, 47 years old and a veteran investigator. also two -- paula broadwell's security clearance is now suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. barbara starr is following developments for us from the pentagon. we're hearing so far there have been no official findings that broadwell broke any laws or engaged in criminal activity. why suspend her security clearance? >> well, you know, fran townsend is reporting just that, john, that all the indications are, fro
, president obama reportedly considering u.s. ambassador season rice for his next secretary of state. >> i love my job here at the united nations. >> but after she portrayed the benghazi consulate attack as a that spun out of control. some lawmakers say she doesn't deserve the job. >> i think susan rice has disqualified herself. >> tonight, controversy in the cabinet. >> and searching for more victims of super storm sandy. >> the national guard is going building to building and door to door checking on any victims of the storm who may still need help. >> jonathan hunt on parole with the national guard. >> but first from fox this tuesday night, intelligence complex has dissolved at least for now into a horrible soap opera with reports of a love affair. secret emails, wives kept in the dark. concerns for national security and, why not? a shirtless fbi agent. tonight, the scandal that cost general david petraeus his job as the head of the cia got even more intense when yet another four star general found himself in the middle of it all. that general's name is john allen and he is the top comm
between obama and netanyahu made some in hamas and iran expect that the united states will come down hard on israel telling them to cool fit they go in with a ground attack. i would not at all surprised to see a grounds invasion take place as early as tonight and perhaps over the weekend simply because it' the only way to push back those launching sites. megyn: look at the video on the screen. this is the picture of somebody's house. you can see into a living room where somebody's wall has been blown away. we had the israeli ambassador to the united nations saying think of tel aviv and jerusalem like new york and l.a. if we saw a home in los angeles that had been bombed and several of them on the side as people had 15 seconds to run for their lives. what is israel to do? >> the rockets being fired into southern israel are being smuggled through egypt. give jenkins and i were there just a few years ago and you could see the ahe blim areas where this stuff is taking place. the rockets are being fired from the west bank and being smuggled into hezbollah. you mentioned iron dome, they interce
the chances of situation will escalate or deescalate? >> it's not in the hands of obama, it's not in the hands of the united states. the deescalation would have to come from hamas, who obviously are the ones who started this. with 150 rockets shot in the few days, shortly after election day. that's what caused this. israel has no interest in attacking gaza, but had to retaliate because its population has been attacked. why is hezbollah involved in this, it's asserting itself as the strategic equal to israel, no longer the weaker sister and showed it's got rockets from iran, which surprised the israelis by reaching jerusalem which hasn't been hit by a rocket since 1970. it knows it has egypt a strong ally behind it. in the past egypt was neutral tore quietly pro israel. the muslim brotherhood is making known. and turkey, a former israeli ally is pro gaza. the situation in the region has changed radically. what hamas wants to show, it's the leader of the palestinians and fatah is going to the u.n. like a supplicant and trying to get a seat in the u.n. and hamas is saying we're the defenders of j
, the current secretary of state hillary clinton has said she will step aside after president obama begins his second term. ambassador susan rice has reportedly emerged as the frontrunner for the position. at least that's the trial balloon that white house officials are apparently floating to the news media analysts describe her as a hard nosed diplomat who shares many of president obama's view on foreign policy. as you may recall, after the consulate attack, ambassador rice hit the sunday talk shows and claimed that that assault started as a peaceful protest over a viral anti-muslim video. she said at the time that militants hijacked the protest and killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. we now know that story is not true. shannon bream is live in washington with more. shannon, could that initial response keep secretary rice from being nominated to head the state department? >> well, shep, there are some who think that the comments ambassador rice made in the days just after the deadly benghazi attacks will amount to nothing more than a few awkward questi
taking the fight to israel because israel is allied with the united states and they expect the obama administration will come down hard telling israel to cool it. megyn: what are we going to do, what should we do? >> one of the things he ought not to do is threaten to cut off israeli spare partsr parts for the f-15 and f-16s. there if they have to take out these rocket installations it will reduce the effectiveness of reprisals. this is a wise move. they are getting ready to take out the iranian nuclear sites. megyn: what a situation. we were watching the u.s. presidential election and the indiscretions of general petraeus and the middle east was falling into war about it looks of it. ollie north, thank you. the president wrapped up a meeting with conscious at leaders in a four avoid a massive wave of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in january 1 unless something is done. it ended with what looked like a big handshake between the president and john boehner. james rosen has the report live from the white house. hey, james. >> reporter: house minority leader nancy p
, but as we stated, he is now free today. jon: just a short time ago, president obama wrapped up a high-stakes meeting with leaders on the so-called fiscal cliff. the year-end tax hikes and spending cuts. a look at what happens to some american farmers and small businesses if washington cannot reach a deal red william hazlitt about from washington. reporter: one of the tax is being negotiated is the estate tax, which is due to jump from 35 to 55%. reporters say it is necessary that the rich pay their fair share even when they die. critics argue it's not about income equality. it is about raising revenue. this printer works dawn to dusk, drives a 12-year-old child, and earns less than a typical bureaucrat in washington dc. yet, the federal government considers a much enough to pay a death tax. >> there is no way financially to my kids can pay after my death and keep his ranch in tax. >> the idea behind the estate tax is to prevent the very wealthy from accumulating vast fortunes and passing them on to the next family. reporter: that's not a picture of the american farmer. >> a celebrity
is at fault or is she as barack obama said, she was merely passion on intelligence? she was not a key player in all of this, therefore, if he wants to make her secretary of state, he can do it. what do you think? >> first of all, i was substituting for george stephanopoulos that sunday as host of "this week." we were trying to get secretary of state hillary clinton, all of the shows were trying to get secretary of state hillary clinton to talk about benghazi. for whatever reason, she accident go out them put out dr. susan rice are the u.n. ambassador. very interesting that today, president obama says, you know, susan rice had nothing to do with benghazi, i don't know what she was doing on the show. >> didn't she make her safe key player or a person put up by the administration to launch the defense. she could have said, we believe there are a number of possible theory sneers she didn't take that option. >> she was a good soldier did what the administration told her to do. she read the talking points. she had more -- >> did she act in good faith, do you think? >> i can't get inside her brain.
. >> i would like to say how happy i am to receive president obama in my country and in my house. >> reporter: with him, secretary of state hillary clinton. he said this is their last official trip together as she plans to leave the state department. >> i could not be more grateful, not only for your service, hillary, but also for the powerful message that you and aung san suu kyi send. >> reporter: the president spending the balance of his damond in cambodia. the president, the white house advises, is being regularly updated on the situation in israel and gaza by his national security adviser and secretary of state clinton. , who we are told are in touch with their counterparts inform france, egypt, the u.n., and qatar as well as turkey, all nations that have influence in the area and could help to deescalate tensions. jessica yellin, cnn, traveling with the president. could help t tensions. jessica yellin, cnn, traveling with the president. questions? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defe
. >>> president obama is extending today's deadline now giving states until mid december to decide how they want to proceed with the new health care law. states must create markets for customers to shop for health insurance or, the federal government will do it for them. while some republican-led states are backing off their opposition to the law, at least seven governors say, in their states, they will not set up that exchange. >> here is a look at your friday weather. few showers possible in the mid-atlantic and south florida. east coast, pleasant conditions. rain along the california coastline. >> it is 10 degrees warmer than usual in colorado springs. minneapolis is right where it should be in the mid 40s. honolulu and miami, get jealous in the mid 80s. >>> an amazing soccer goal if we are showing it to you here on "world news now". it happened wednesday night in an exhibition match, between sweden/england. >> this is so awesome. keep your eye on the screen. this is crazy. wait for it. boom. that is when sweden's, say, layton ibrahimovic pulled off what is being called the greatest goal ever
to minorities, will. iowa is a pretty white state. romney lost to obama. maine, really white. vermont, really white. rhode island, very white. ohio, 79% white. in fact, carol, 72% electorate who voted were white. so when romney says oh, minorities got gifts, women got gifts, young voters got gifts, mitt, you wanted to give gifts to the rich. the fact of the matter is that these are americans. these were policies. this is a clueless guy who ignored hispanics, ignored black folks and he paid the price. and thank goodness he lost for stupid comments like this. >> can i respond to that, carol, please? >> absolutely. >> here is the deal. roland is right that mitt romney, if he said -- i'm not sure he said he lost exclusively for these reasons. >> that was a quote. >> hold on, roland. >> that was a quote. >> you point out many areas where this wouldn't have been applicable. this was a quote from mitt romney, with regards to young people, for instance, forgiveness of college loan str tr was a big gift, free contraceptives were very big with college age women. anybody now 26 years of age or younger i
of the united states has a lot to answer for. >> it's obama versus mccain. and this one is going to end the same way the first one did. joining me now is joan walsh, editor at large for salon.com and an msnbc political analyst, and raul jabraial, a contributor to "newsweek" and the daily beast and an msnbc contributor. thanks to both of you for being here tonight. >> thank you for having us. >> joan, what is going on with john mccain? >> i don't know. he looks increasingly unhinged. i'm just going to say it. he has let this get so personal, get to him so badly that he's really sacrificing a lot of the credibility he's built up over the years. even with the mainstream media, reverend al, who tend to love john mccain. he's a regular guest on the sunday shows. but it's gotten so ugly and so dismissive of both the president and ambassador rice. in very personal terms that are going to stick and that we all want to get to the bottom of what happened. there are still some questions. there were questions when susan rice went out and talked about it. but he's distorting her statement. he's absolutely di
he knows. >> stephanie: right. representative. >> president obama has the gall to float the name as possible secretary of state the name of the person who is the actual vehicle used to misinform the american people during this crisis. the arrogance and dishonesty reflected in all of this is breathtaking and it's about time that the president of the united states decide to level with the american people. list find out the facts. let's not stone wall this issue and cover up mistakes. >> this is no stone walling, no cover up. >> she got the information directly from the c.i.a. >> stephanie: they know full well. this is not unintentional. he got the exact same briefing that susan rice did. he got the same information from the c.i.a. >> if someone stuck a camera on dana robacker face, he would have said the same thing. he's an a-hole if. >> stephanie: i wonder if he knows clingenscmdit. >> stephanie: reince priebus is on the phone for you. >> no, reince priebus does not have the energy to shout like that. >> stephanie: you doesn't have the energy to dial. >> whining voice: i'm going t
recently to express support for hamas, so what does the united states need to do? what does the obama administration need to do in order to coral all these different players who are completely different than the kinds of players who you dealt with just a couple of years ago? >> you have accurately described one of the major changes in the region that have occurred since the last outbreak of violence, and not only are the israelis and hamas trying to balance competing tensions, but so also are others and most especially the egyptians. now, the government there, of course, was elected. it's a muslim brotherhood group which is directly alied with hamas. at the same time egypt is in a very uncertain situation. this economy has badly set back as a consequence of the events of the past year and a half. they are trying to build their way back, and they want to have continued assistance. they want to have continued good relations. add to the fact that from israel's standpoint, they very much want their agreement with egypt and with jordan to remain in force, so a lot of -- a lot of tensions a
information about why the disaster occurred. the cia knew there were threats in benghazi, knew the state department had stepped up security. but exactly why the disaster occurred, in the clear from petraeus' testimony. but he did shed a little light on the political controversy, about what u.n. ambassador, obama u.n. a.m. bas door susan rice, said or did not say five days after the tragedy when she went on the sunday talk shows. nbc's "meet the press" specifically, and denied there was al qaeda involvement saying the earlier stories that there had been a riot gone wrong is what u.s. intelligence still believed was the case in libya. petraeus testified, according to those who heard his testimony, that the cia, in fact, believed immediately that al qaeda and another terrorist group was involved and wrote for public consumption some bullet points, which included that assumption by the cia. they went to other agencies quickly so they could get out publicly. five days later, rice denied al qaeda involvement. peter king, the republican from new york, said somebody took out the reference to al
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